Who Speaks for Workers? Japan and the 1919 ILO Debates Over Rights and Global Labor Standards

@inproceedings{Cobble2015WhoSF,
  title={Who Speaks for Workers? Japan and the 1919 ILO Debates Over Rights and Global Labor Standards},
  author={Dorothy Sue Cobble},
  year={2015}
}
Contrary to conventional wisdom, some of the most contentious disputes over international labor standards and worker rights occurred not between Western nations and the “rest” but within single nations. To explore the deep fissures in Japanese society over the rights of women and workers, I offer the first scholarly account of Japan’s only woman representative to the ILO’s inaugural 1919 Washington conference, elite social feminist Tanaka Taka, grandniece of renowned Japanese capitalist… CONTINUE READING

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